Sunday Feature: Golf Course Gardens

One of the most interesting places I’ve found to admire gardens is out on the golf course.  Most try very hard to create a very natural, beautiful setting to enhance the experience, which I definitely appreciate.  The gardens and landscaping also work to integrate the courses into their surroundings, which make them a perfect haven for wildlife (see previous post: Wildlife on the Golf Course ).  It seems as though the course gardeners often put as much energy into the gardens as they do into the actual course.   I’ve found that the gardens can be very calming, the blooms and scents can cheer up a dismal game, or in some cases, they can make you laugh when you come across a random pumpkin patch.  Enjoy some of the photos from the courses I’ve been on this year.

South Carolina

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Illinois

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Links of Carillon

 

 
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Flagg Creek

 

 
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 And then there’s the pumpkins.  We watched these grow all summer, not quite sure what we were looking at.  Perfect conditions, the pumpkins were huge!

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(I do have to give a shout out to all my golfing partners who tolerate my running off to take a quick picture. Can’t always do it, but try to when it doesn’t interfere with the “pace of play”. When I think it might, those pretty scenes just have to be tucked away in my memory 🙂 )

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